using botanicals for plant protection

Asked March 10, 2013, 5:42 AM EDT

registration requirement for botanicals (aquos extract) boeharavia diffusa ,acorus calmus with EU and USA to be sold in organic farming

Outside United States

1 Response

Hello, and thank you for your question to eOrganic.

The USDA-NOP (United States Dept of Agriculture - National Organic Program) maintains the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances, which specifies materials that may and may not be used in certified organic production.

The general rule of thumb is that natural substances are allowed unless expressly
prohibited and included on the list. On the other hand, synthetic substances are prohibited for use unless they are specifically listed as allowed. Allowed materials often must meet a number of provisions before their use is warranted.

Click here to view the most currently updated list on the U.S. government website of

eOrganic has an excellent article that provides in-depth discussion of the use of inputs on organic farms in the U.S. that may provide some insight and references: